near to (one's) heart

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near to (one's) heart

Personally important to, or loved by, someone. That old dog is very near to my heart.
See also: heart, near

near to one's heart

Also, close to one's heart. Loved by or important to one, as in This last painting was very near to her heart, or His first grandson is close to his heart. [Late 1800s]
See also: heart, near
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How near to her heart the echoes of her child's tread came, and those of her own dear father's, always active and self-possessed, and those of her dear husband's, need not be told.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Even Frances McDormand admits she's getting tired of collecting trophies for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" but she picked up one more from a group near to her heart.
Frances McDormand admits she's getting tired of collecting trophies for 'Three Billboards,' but she made sure to pick up one more award from a group near to her heart.
Her cause to benefit children with life threatening disease is "very near to her heart because a close friend was diagnosed with the most severe type of lupus, nephritis, at only 16 years old.
And as the Health and Fitness Ambassador for the AARP--a position created specifically for her--"no excuses" activity is a cause very near to her heart.
Women's rights soon became Stone's focus, but abolition remained near to her heart.
She has taken a special interest in daycare sanitation and safety, a program near to her heart.
The album's tracks speak to crucial social issues that are near to her heart.